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Immigration Reports Working At Full Force

Raquel Vargas, director of the Dirección General de Migración y Extranjería (DGME) - immigration service - reported her agency is working at full power this morning at the country's international airports, land border crossings, regional offices, and the main offices in La Uruca, in...

Changes In The Airport Intersection Will Reduce Travel Time By Up To 30 Minutes, Says The MOPT

The changes to the intersection east of the San Jose international airport were completed on Friday, reducing congestion in the area and travel times up to 30 minutes, according to the  outgoing Minister of Transport, German Valverde. The completion of the work that began in...

“Gavilanes” Harrass And Mob Tourists At The San Jose Aiport

(QCOSTARICA) Exiting the terminal at the Juan Santamaria (San Jose) airport can be a nightmare for tourists, who are bombarded by "gavilanes" (hawksters), offering all kinds of services, without permits. In total, airport authorities have identified 106 gavilanes, 36 of which offer informal porter service...

Liberia Airport, Its All In The Name

(QCOSTARICA) The confusion of Liberia, Costa Rica and Liberia, Africa arose during the Ebola virus infection last year, as many travelers, mainly from the United States and Canada, confused one for the other. Once again, to avoid the continued confusion, the Tourism Chamber of Guanacaste...

San Jose Airport Has A Contingency Plan In Event of Volcano Eruption

QCOSTARICA - Faced with increased activity and recent eruptions of the Turrialba Volcano, authorities of the Juan Santamaria (San Jose) international airport - the main airport in the country - have developed a plan to address falling material spewed from the colossus and ensure...

Airline Reconsiders Decision To Cancel Fligths To Costa Rica In Midst of Volcano Eruption

QCOSTARICA - COPA Airlines, one of two major regional carriers serving Costa Rica, reconsidered its decision to cancel all Costa Rica bound and outgoing flights on Friday and announcing that resumption of all flights from Panama, minutes after the reopening of the Juan Santamaria...

First Flight Out of San José Friday Kicks Up Dust!

QCOSTARICA - The first airplane to leave the San José airport, the Iberia flight 6314 headed for Madrid, Spain, kicked up a lot of dust from the accumulated ash of  the fallout of the Turrialba volcano eruptions. The Iberia Airbus  A340-600 was ground Thursday afternoon...

San José Airport “Temporarily” Open

QCOSTARICA - 12:37 pm -  The San Jose airport manager Aeris, announced minutes before noon the "temporary" reopening of the country's major airport, subject to weather conditions following the latest eruption of the Turrialba volcano. Despite the opening a number of flights arrivals have been...

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